A simple framework has been developed to help health organisations to assess opportunities to make better use of knowledge as an asset. Often referred to as “The Board Tool” this framework enables a dialogue between a representative of a library and knowledge service and senior executives in a health organisation to see how they are currently using external evidence and organisational knowledge and to devise an action plan to help the organisation develop best practice with targeted support.
The tool can also be used to help inform evidence and knowledge strategy and to support individuals and departments to assess their use of evidence and knowledge.
Help to use the tool
To find out more about the tool or for support using the tool watch out for refresher training sessions coming soon or contact your local Knowledge Mobilisation Champion:
Priorities and planning template. Section 4 of the Tool with space for you to add your own examples of local good practice to promote when having your conversations.
Learning drama demonstrating the tool being introduced to a senior transformation team. To see further dramas about using the tool and discussing the action plan please visit the Knowledge Mobilisation Framework E-Learning Programme.
Sample of a completed self assessment tool Example of a completed self-assessment tool based on a fictional meeting with a senior transformation team of an NHS Trust in England
The tool has also been adapted to use with organisations who do not currently have access to a library and knowledge service. For more information about this version please contact Louise Goswami or Sue Lacey-Bryant, Leads for the Mobilising Evidence and Knowledge Work Stream.